British South Asian Theatres

Drawing on unpublished archives and an extensive series of interviews on the history of British theater, these essays document the presence of South Asians on the British stage, from magicians of the nineteenth century to the performers of ...

Author: Graham Ley

Publisher: University of Exeter Press - E

ISBN: 0859898334

Category: Drama

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The book includes a complimentary DVD providing an album of rare and previously unpublished items from private collections: historical documents, programmes, designs, photographs, and clips from recordings of rehearsals and productions. British South Asian companies have formed one of the most significant features of theatre throughout the world in the last thirty years. Drawing on archive material and an extensive series of personal interviews, this exciting new book reverses the neglect of this vital element in the history of contemporary theatre - the vibrant presence of South Asians in theatre in Britain. British South Asian Theatre provides a detailed picture of the activity of twelve remarkable theatre companies and one major arts centre, including Tara Arts, Tamasha, Kali, Rasa and Rifco, making use of a wide range of new interviews with the practitioners involved and extensive research in the archives of those companies, it also contains a survey of British based South Asian language theatres by Chandrika Patel. This is a major contribution to the understanding of diasporic arts through one of the most impressive movements of its kind in the world.

Staging British South Asian Culture

Addressing rarely discussed theatre companies such as Rifco, and phenomena such as the emergence of large- scale Bollywood revue performances, this volume goes some way towards remedying the lack of critical discourse around British South ...

Author: Jerri Daboo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317196112

Category: Drama

Page: 184

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Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre looks afresh at the popularity of forms and aesthetics from Bollywood films and bhangra music and dance on the British stage. From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, Jerri Daboo reconsiders the centrality of Bollywood and bhangra to theatre made for or about British South Asian communities. Addressing rarely discussed theatre companies such as Rifco, and phenomena such as the emergence of large- scale Bollywood revue performances, this volume goes some way towards remedying the lack of critical discourse around British South Asian theatre. A timely contribution to this growing field, Staging British South Asian Culture is essential reading for any scholar or student interested in exploring the highly contested questions of identity and representation for British South Asian communities.

The Taste of British South Asian Theatres Aesthetics and Production

The Taste of British South Asian Theatres: Aesthetics and Production offers critical analysis of eight British Asian performances, using an east-west approach of references and theories, the latter including the Rasa theory of the ...

Author: Chandrika Patel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483433400

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Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre

This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.

Author: Graham Ley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0859898350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre marks a major contribution to the understanding of one of the most remarkable examples of diasporic artistic activity in recent history. The second volume on British South Asian theater compiled by Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell, this volume provides detailed critical analyses of theater practice and performance from the last thirty years.

Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre

This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.

Author: Graham Ley

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1035159133

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This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.

Black and Asian Theatre In Britain

Alternatives Within the Mainstream: British Black and Asian Theatres, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006. 7 Elaine Aston, An Introduction ... The other volume (same editors) is British South Asian Theatres – a Documented History.

Author: Colin Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134216895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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Black and Asian Theatre in Britain is an unprecedented study tracing the history of ‘the Other’ through the ages in British theatre. The diverse and often contradictory aspects of this history are expertly drawn together to provide a detailed background to the work of African, Asian, and Caribbean diasporic companies and practitioners. Colin Chambers examines early forms of blackface and other representations in the sixteenth century, through to the emergence of black and Asian actors, companies, and theatre groups in their own right. Thorough analysis uncovers how they led to a flourishing of black and Asian voices in theatre at the turn of the twenty-first century. Figures and companies studied include: Ira Aldridge Henry Francis Downing Paul Robeson Errol John Mustapha Matura Dark and Light Theatre The Keskidee Centre Indian Art and Dramatic Society Temba Edric and Pearl Connor Tara Arts Yvonne Brewster Tamasha Talawa. Black and Asian Theatre in Britain is an enlightening and immensely readable resource and represents a major new study of theatre history and British history as a whole.

British Asian Theatre

Dadswell, S. (2010) 'Kali Theatre Company' British South Asian Theatres: A Documented History. Eds. Ley, G. and Dadswell, S. Exeter: Exeter University Press. Davis, G. & Fuchs, A. Eds (2006) Staging New Britain – Aspects of Black and ...

Author: Dominic Hingorani

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137083715

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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This highly accessible and original introduction to British-Asian theatre explores the creativity, innovation and diversity of major British-Asian theatre companies. Including coverage of Tara Arts, Tamasha and Kali theatre companies, as well as important writers such as Hanif Kureishi and Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, the book analyses the dramaturgy, cultural and political contexts and critical receptions that have informed major productions. Complete with plot summaries and illustrated throughout, the text explores the extraordinary contribution that British-Asian theatre has made to the British stage over the past thirty years.

Staging New Britain

"Edited by Geoffrey V. Davis and Anne Fuchs"--T.p.

Author: Geoffrey V. Davis

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052010420

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

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"Edited by Geoffrey V. Davis and Anne Fuchs"--T.p.

Women in Asian Performance

British Asian Audiences: Tamasha's Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral (1998 and 2001) and Bombay Dreams (2002). In Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell (eds), CriticalEssays on British South Asian Theatre. Exeter: University of Exeter ...

Author: Arya Madhavan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317422235

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

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Women in Asian Performance offers a vital re-assessment of women's contributions to Asian performance traditions, focusing for the first time on their specific historical, cultural and performative contexts. Arya Madhavan brings together leading scholars from across the globe to make an exciting intervention into current debates around femininity and female representation on stage. This collection looks afresh at the often centuries-old aesthetic theories and acting conventions that have informed ideas of gender in Asian performance. It is divided into three parts: erasure – the history of the presence and absence of female bodies on Asian stages; intervention – the politics of female intervention into patriarchal performance genres; reconstruction – the strategies and methods adopted by women in redefining their performance practice. Establishing a radical, culturally specific approach to addressing female performance-making, Women in Asian Performance is a must-read for scholars and students across Asian Studies and Performance Studies.

The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing

42 Ahmad, 2004 correspondence with Godiwala, quoted in Godiwala, ʻKali: Providing a Forum for Asian Women Writersʼ, in Godiwala (ed.), Alternatives, 328–46; 329. 43 Ley and Dadswell (eds.), British South Asian Theatres, 139.

Author: Susheila Nasta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108169004

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing provides a comprehensive historical overview of the diverse literary traditions impacting on this field's evolution, from the eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on the expertise of over forty international experts, this book gathers innovative scholarship to look forward to new readings and perspectives, while also focusing on undervalued writers, texts, and research areas. Creating new pathways to engage with the naming of a field that has often been contested, readings of literary texts are interwoven throughout with key political, social, and material contexts. In making visible the diverse influences constituting past and contemporary British literary culture, this Cambridge History makes a unique contribution to British, Commonwealth, postcolonial, transnational, diasporic, and global literary studies, serving both as one of the first major reference works to cover four centuries of black and Asian British literary history and as a compass for future scholarship.

British Musical Theatre since 1950

Naseem Khan, The Arts Britain Ignores: The Arts of Ethnic Minorities in Britain, London: Commission for Racial Equality, 1976, referred to in Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell (eds), British South Asian Theatres: A Documented History, ...

Author: Robert Gordon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472584380

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This critical introduction to British musical theatre since 1950 is the first book to discuss its post-war developments from the perspective of British – as opposed to American – popular culture. The genre is situated within the historical context of post-war British society in order to explore the range of forms through which significant sociocultural moments are represented. Introductory chapters analyse the way British musicals have responded to social change, the forms of popular theatre and music from which they have developed and their originality in elaborating new narrative strategies since the seventies. A key feature of the book is its close readings of twelve key works, from Salad Days (1954) and Oliver! (1960) to global smash hits such as Les Misérables (1985) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986) and beyond, including the latest critical and box-office success Matilda (2011). Also analysed are British favourites (Blood Brothers, 1983), cult shows (The Rocky Horror Show, 1975) and musicals with a pre-existing fan-base, such as Mamma Mia! (1999).

Black British Women s Theatre

Black and Asian Theatre in Britain: A History. London: Routledge. Crenshaw, Kimberlé (1989). ... Staging New Britain: Aspects of Black and South Asian British Theatre Practice. Brussels; New York: Peter Lang, 205–218.

Author: Nicola Abram

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030514594

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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This book marks a significant methodological shift in studies of black British women’s theatre: it looks beyond published plays to the wealth of material held in archives of various kinds, from national repositories and themed collections to individuals’ personal papers. It finds there a cache of unpublished manuscripts and production recordings distinctive for their non-naturalistic aesthetics. Close analysis of selected works identifies this as an intersectional feminist creative practice. Chapters focus on five theatre companies and artists, spanning several decades: Theatre of Black Women (1982-1988), co-founded by Booker Prize-winning writer Bernardine Evaristo; Munirah Theatre Company (1983-1991); Black Mime Theatre Women’s Troop (1990-1992); Zindika; and SuAndi. The book concludes by reflecting on the politics of representation, with reference to popular postmillennial playwright debbie tucker green. Drawing on new interviews with the playwrights/practitioners and their peers, this book assembles a rich, interconnected, and occasionally corrective history of black British women’s creativity. By reproducing 22 facsimile images of flyers, production programmes, photographs and other ephemera, Black British Women’s Theatre: Intersectionality, Archives, Aesthetics not only articulates a hidden history but allows its readers their own encounter with the fragile record of this vibrant past.

South Asian Creative and Cultural Industries

Alongside these South Asian music and dance organisations, a number of British South Asian theatre organisations were established from the 1970s onwards including Tara Arts, Tamasha and the Kali Theatre Company (Hingorani 2010).

Author: Khaleel Malik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000042955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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It is widely acknowledged that creativity is emerging as one of the most important sources of economic growth. This book investigates the varied forms of the creative and cultural industries including the arts, culture, film, design and other related fields. In this book, the chapters showcase new research insights into the recent growth of the creative and cultural industries, which can be located across the intersection of the arts and humanities, business studies and social science disciplines. The contributors provide rich empirical insights about the creative and cultural industries of, related to and connected with South Asia, both from across its diasporas and from around the world. This includes a variety of illustrative examples of creativity from the Bollywood film industry, to the growth of the creative sector in countries like the UK, India and Bangladesh, making the book an engaging read for anyone who is interested to learn more. Using contemporary and fresh examples from South Asia and its diasporas, South Asian Creative and Cultural Industries offers new research perspectives on a growing and important region of the world. This book was originally published as a special issue of the South Asian Popular Culture journal.

Ancient Greek and Contemporary Performance

'BrAsian' in the introduction to their book, A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain (London: Hurst, 2006), pp. ... 9 above, there is now a wide variety of essays on black and Asian theatre and interviews with leading ...

Author: Professor Graham Ley

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners

ISBN: 9780859899642

Category: History

Page: 284

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This collection of published and unpublished essays connects antiquity with the present by debating the current prohibiting conceptions of performance theory and the insistence on a limited version of ‘the contemporary’. The theatre is attractive for its history and also for its lively present. These essays explore aspects of historical performance in ancient Greece, and link thoughts on its significance to wider reflections on cultural theory from around the world and performance in the contemporary postmodern era, concluding with ideas on the new theatre of the diaspora. Each section of the book includes a short introduction; the essays and shorter interventions take various forms, but all are concerned with theatre, with practical aspects of theatre and theoretical dimensions of its study. The subjects range from ancient Greece to the present day, and include speculations on the origin of ancient tragic acting, the kinds of festival performance in ancient Athens, how performance is reflected in the tragic scripts, the significance of the presence of the chorus, technology and the ancient theatre, comparative thinking on Greek, Indian and Japanese theory, a critique of the rhetoric of performance theory and of postmodernism, reflections on modernism and theatre, and on the importance of adaptation to theatre, studies of the theatre and diaspora in Britain.

The Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature 1945 2010

Susheila Nasta, Home Truths: Fictions of the South Asian Diaspora in Britain (Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire; ... 2014); on British Asian writing for the theatre, see: Dominic Hingorani, British Asian Theatre: Dramaturgy, ...

Author: Deirdre Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316849101

Category: Literary Criticism

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This Companion offers a comprehensive account of the influence of contemporary British Black and Asian writing in British culture. While there are a number of anthologies covering Black and Asian literature, there is no volume that comparatively addresses fiction, poetry, plays and performance, and provides critical accounts of the qualities and impact within one book. It charts the distinctive Black and Asian voices within the body of British writing and examines the creative and cultural impact that African, Caribbean and South Asian writers have had on British literature. It analyzes literary works from a broad range of genres, while also covering performance writing and non-fiction. It offers pertinent historical context throughout, and new critical perspectives on such key themes as multiculturalism and evolving cultural identities in contemporary British literature. This Companion explores race, politics, gender, sexuality, identity, amongst other key literary themes in Black and Asian British literature. It will serve as a key resource for scholars, graduates, teachers and students alike.

Performing Shakespeare in India

Alternatives Within the Mainstream: British Black and Asian Theatre (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006); Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswelleds. British South Asian Theatre A Documented History (Exeter: Exeter University Press, ...

Author: Shormishtha Panja

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9789351509752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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An adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays as a basis of critical exploration of identity formation in India. Even while a conscious dismantling of colonization was happening since the 19th century, the Indian literati, intellectuals, scholars and dramaturges were engaged in deconstructing the ultimate icon of colonial presence—Shakespeare. This book delves into what constitutes Indianness in the postcolonial context by looking into the text and sub-text of the Bard of Avon’s plays adapted in visual culture, translation, stage performance and cinema. The book is an important intervention in the ongoing explorations in social and cultural history, as it explores how Shakespeare has impacted the emergence of regional identities around questions of language and linguistic empowerment in various ways. It reveals an extraordinary negotiation of colonial and postcolonial identity issues—be it in language, in social and cultural practices or in art forms.

Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatre

'British South Asian,' 'South Asian Canadian,' and 'South Asian American' are established labels now for diasporic communities as well as their cultural forms (poetry, fiction, theatre, ...

Author: A. Sengupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137375148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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While remapping the region by examining enduring historical and cultural connections, this study discusses multiple traditions and practices of theatre and performance in five South Asian countries within their specific political and socio-cultural contexts.

Theatre and Migration

Books on minority, intercultural and intracultural theatres intersect with issues of migration. In Britain, Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell's edited books British South Asian Theatres: A Documented History and Critical Essays on British ...

Author: Peter Sellars

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350316218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

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A vibrant introduction to theatre that engages with stories, conditions and experiences of migration. Arguing that migration is crucially about encounters with foreignness, Emma Cox traces international histories of migration and considers key issues in contemporary performance - from Cape Town and Melbourne, to London and Toronto.

South Asian Writers in Twentieth Century Britain

Finding theatre the best medium to articulate their responses, Jatinder Verma's Tara Arts theatre company was founded in 1976 in response to the racist murder of Chaddar, kick-starting British Asian theatre. Harwant Bains' (1963– ) and ...

Author: Ruvani Ranasinha

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191525919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain is the first book to provide a historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of publishing houses. This comparison of succeeding generations of writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain examines how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary market place, and the critical reception of them, changed significantly throughout the twentieth century. Ranasinha shows how the aesthetic, cultural, and political context changed significantly for each generation, producing radically different kinds of writing and transforming the role of the postcolonial writer of South Asian origin. The extensive use of original materials from publishers' archives shows how shifting political, academic, and commercial agendas in Britain and North America influenced the selection, content, presentation, and consumption of many of these texts. The differences between writers of different generations can thus in part be understood in terms of the different demands of their publishers and expectations of readers in each decade. Writers from different generations are paired accordingly in each chapter: Nirad Chaudhuri (1897-1999) with Tambimuttu (1915-83); Ambalavener Sivanandan (born 1923) with Kamala Markandaya (born 1924); Salman Rushdie (born 1947) with Farrukh Dhondy (born 1944); and Hanif Kureishi (born 1954) with Meera Syal (born 1963). Raja Rao, Mulk Raj Anand, Attia Hosain, V.S Naipaul, and Aubrey Menen are also discussed.

British Theatre Companies 1995 2014

Khan, Suhail (2006), 'Modern Dynamics of First and Second Generation Performance Artists', in Geoffrey V. Davis, and Anne Fuchs (eds), Staging New Britain: Aspects of Black and South Asian British Theatre Practice (Oxford: Peter Lang), ...

Author: Liz Tomlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408177297

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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This series of three volumes provides a groundbreaking study of the work of many of the most innovative and important British theatre companies from 1965 to 2014. Each volume provides a survey of the political and cultural context, an extensive survey of the variety of theatre companies from the period, and detailed case studies of six of the most important companies. Volume Three, 1995-2014, charts the expansion of the sector in the era of Lottery funding and traces the resistant influences of earlier movements in the emergence of new companies and an independent theatre ecology that seeks to reconfigure the mainstream. Leading academics provide case studies of six of the most important companies, including: * Mind the Gap, by Dave Calvert (University of Huddersfield, UK) * Blast Theory, by Maria Chatzichristodoulou (University of Hull, UK) * Suspect Culture, by Clare Wallace (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) * Punchdrunk, by Josephine Machon (Middlesex University, UK) * Kneehigh, by Duška Radosavljevic (University of Kent, UK) * Stans Cafe, by Marissia Fragkou (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)